The process of appointing a successor to former commissioner Martin Callinan, who retired in March, is being run by the public appointments service. It is the first time the position has been advertised outside the Garda force. The Government hopes to fill the post by the end of the year.

Executive recruitment companies are being asked to prepare proposals on how they would search for suitable candidates internationally to fill the gard(...)

Gardaí in Athlone have appealed for anyone who may have seen the car Patryk Krupa left Athlone Town in on Friday, June 20th to contact them. The body of Mr Krupa  was discovered partially submerged in the river Shannon. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Gardaí in Athlone are appealing for anyone who may have seen the car Patryk Krupa left Athlone town in on Friday, June 20th to contact them. The body (...)

Brian Purcell:  squeezed from office because of the disastrous handling of the allegations. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The now departed secretary general of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell is one of the most experienced senior civil servants in the State.He ha(...)

Mountjoy Prison reception wing: for the first 24 hours newcomers are housed in the relative comfort of B Base before going to permanent cells or another prison Photograph: David Sleator

Former minister of state Ivor Callely is due to be told this morning if he will stay in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, to begin his sentence, or if he wi(...)

The criminal investigation began after Nama made a complaint to the gardaí about the accessing and alleged distribution of commercially sensitive information. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A former official with the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has had criminal charges brought against him in relation to property dealings he(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald:  initiated the report, which also examined department’s fitness for purpose. It was expected to be published this month. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is under renewed pressure to decide on the future of Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell a(...)

 Former senator and minister of state Ivor Callely leaving the Dublin Circuit Court. Photograph: Eric Luke

A judge is to hear submissions from prosecution and defence lawyers on Monday on the appropriate sentencing of former Fianna Fáil minister of state I(...)

Nine year-old Brandon Skeffington (left) and his brother Shane (20) who died after an incident at a house in Banada, Co Sligo on Sunday night.

Gardaí investigating the deaths of two brothers in Co Sligo have revealed that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the double trag(...)

Tyrone McKenna, a 43-year-old with an address in Rathfarnham, south Dublin, was found with stab wounds at the bottom of the stairs in the house he shared with his father. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A woman in her 40s has been charged in connection with the stabbing to death of a man at his home in south Dublin earlier this week.Tyrone McKenna, a (...)

Steve Collins, his wife Carmel and family leave the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

There were emotional scenes outside the Courts of Criminal Justice this week as the Collins family stood united following the conviction of Wayne Dund(...)